Once again, I’ve made the cardinal sin of trying to market
my books on forums and threads, and once again, a bunch of people are sending
me nasty replies. Which is fine if these forums and threads had a policy of no
author marketing, but they don’t. I learned early on that trying to post of
those sites gets you a base of enemies real fast. But what still confuses me is
the length that some people will go to, to make you feel bad for even trying to
distribute your novels. I mean, why are these people so bored with their lives
that they actually take the time to comment negatively? If I don’t like
something I ignore it, I don’t use it as a vehicle to spew my hate and anger.
Why even waste my time with it? I guess what I’m trying to say, is that if you
hate the concept of the indie writer marketing and selling their own work
without the help of the big publishing corporations and corporate greed, then
just ignore us and move on with your lives. All we’re trying to do is provide
some escapism entertainment for the world. Believe me, there are very few indie
writers making anything more than beer money from their indie books. It’s about
art and sharing your stories.